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Let's stem the tide of plastic pollution and
commit to phasing out single-use plastics.

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Commercial Plastic Beverage Bottle Ban

Wellfleet General Bylaws (pending)

Effective May 1, 2023

Approved by voters at Wellfleet's Special Town Meeting

September 10, 2022

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Commercial Plastic Water Bottle Ban
Wellfleet General Bylaws, Section 49

Effective September 1, 2021

Ban on sale of single-use plastic water bottles

of less than one gallon

Approved by Wellfleet voters at 
Wellfleet Annual Town Meeting  9/12/2020

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Balloon Reduction Bylaw, Article 38

Effective June 1, 2020

Municipal Plastic Bottle Reduction Policy, Article 46

Effective immediately

 

Approved by Wellfleet voters at

Wellfleet Annual Town Meeting 4/22 & 4/23/2019

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Polystyrene Reduction Bylaw, Article 31
Effective June 1, 2018
Approved by Wellfleet voters  (4/25/2017) at
Wellfleet Annual Town Meeting 4/24, 25, 26, 2017

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Plastic Bag Ban /  Reduction Bylaw, Article 31
Effective January 1, 2016​
Approved by Wellfleet voters at
Wellfleet Annual Town Meeting 4/27/2015

Effective on May 1, 2023, it shall be unlawful to sell non-alcoholic carbonated beverages in plastic bottles of less than 21 oz.
Enforcement of this regulation will begin May 1, 2023.

§187-17. Definitions

A plastic bottle is a container made from any type of plastic resin. §187-19.

Enforcement Enforcement of this article shall be the responsibility of the Town Administrator or his/her designee and/or any police officer of the Town. The Town Administrator shall determine the inspection process to be followed, incorporating the process into other Town duties as appropriate.Any establishment conducting sales in violation of this article shall be subject to a non- criminal disposition fine as specified in G.L. Chapter 40, Section 21D.

§187-20. Severability

If any provision of this Bylaw should be declared invalid, void, or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions shall remain in force and effect. Or to do or act on anything thereon.

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